month of January, BAMcafe is letting the Fort Greene scene be
heard. With programs of spoken word, hip-hop, electronica and
R&B, everyone will find something to love.
The series opens Jan. 3 with drummer/DJ Val-Inc, who has worked
with former Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid and Tracie Morris.
Other highlights include: Graham Haynes (cornet and flugelhorn)
and his band reprising their October Symphony Space program (for
half the price) of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s compositions (Jan.
4); 23-year-old Tiombe Lockhart (pictured) and her band performing
her heady brew of hip-hop, rock and jazz (Jan. 11); Danny Simmons,
owner of Corridor art gallery and executive co-producer of HBO’s
"Def Poetry," hosting a spoken-word showcase (Jan.
17); singer-songwriter Eisa Davis, whose songs are featured on
the Showtime series "Soul Food," delivering her new
solo sound filled with lush piano harmonies (Jan. 24); and chamber-pop
band Melomane (French for "lover of melody") combining
instrumentals and noise (a la Leonard Cohen, Calexico and Can)
from their upcoming album "Solresol" on Jan. 25.
There is a $10 food/drink minimum for BAMcafe Friday and Saturday
events and a $23 soul food brunch for Sounds of Praise events
on Sundays. For a complete schedule of Fort Greene performers
and show times at BAMcafe (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place
in Fort Greene) call (718) 636-4100 or visit the Web site at
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010